David Z. Pan

David Z. Pan

Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship #1
Professor

Dr. David Z. Pan is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and holds the Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship #1.

He received his B.S. degree from Peking University, and his M.S./Ph.D. degrees from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). From 2000 to 2003, he was a Research Staff Member with the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. His research is mainly focused cross-layer design for manufacturing, reliability, security, machine learning and hardware acceleration, design/CAD for analog/mixed signal designs and emerging technologies. He has published over 320 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences, and is the holder of 8 U.S. patents. He has graduated 25 PhD students at UT Austin who are now holding key academic and industry positions.

He has served as a Senior Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), an Associate Editor of IEEE Design & Test, IEEE Transactions on CAD, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, IEEE Transactions on CAS-I, IEEE Transactions on CAS-II, IEEE CAS Society Newsletter, Science China Information Sciences, and Journal of Computer Science and Technology. He has served in the Executive and Program Committees of many major conferences, including DAC, ICCAD, ASPDAC, and ISPD. He is the ASPDAC 2017 Program Chair, ICCAD 2018 Program Chair, DAC 2014 Tutorial Chair, and ISPD 2008 General Chair. He is elected to the ACM/SIGDA Executive Committee in 2018 and serves as the Award Chair.

He has received the 2013 SRC Technical Excellence Award, DAC Top 10 Author in Fifth Decade, DAC Prolific Author Award, ASP-DAC Frequently Cited Author Award, 16 Best Paper Awards (GLSVLSI 2018, VLSI Integration 2018, HOST 2017, SPIE-AL 2016, ISPD 2014, ICCAD 2013, ASPDAC 2012, ISPD 2011, IBM Research Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award 2010 in CS/EE/Math, ASPDAC 2010, DATE 2009, ICICDT 2009, SRC Techcon 2015, 2012, 2007 and 1998), Communications of the ACM Research Highlights (2014), ACM/SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award (2005), NSF CAREER Award (2007), UCLA Engineering Distinguished Young Alumnus Award (2009), UT Austin RAISE Faculty Excellence Award (2014), IBM Faculty Award four times, SRC Inventor Recognition Award three times, a number of international CAD contest awards, among others. His students have also won many awards, including the First Place of ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals in 2018, ACM/SIGDA Student Research Competition Gold Medal (twice), ACM Outstanding PhD Dissertation in EDA (twice), EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award, and so on. He is a Fellow of IEEE and SPIE.

Research Interests: 

Design automation for digital/analog/mixed-signal ICs and systems
Design for manufacturability/reliability/security
FPGA prototyping and acceleration
Optical computing and optical interconnect
CAD for emerging technologies and applications
Vertical integration of architecture, CAD/circuit, and technology

Office: 

EER 4.880

Phone: 

(512) 471-1436